[GRLUG] External drive transfer rates
mikemol at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 15:36:05 EDT 2007
On 10/20/07, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I run two versions of Linux. Kubuntu
> 7.04, and a recent version of Mandriva.
> I recently acquired an external hard drive
> housing, which takes IDE drives, and has
> a USB 2 interface.
> When I use it I mount it using the command
> mount -t ext3 /dev/X /disk2
> and then proceed to transfer files.
> Looking around online, it's clear this is a
> widespread problem. The only solid lead I've
> seen is to somehow suppress the "sync"
> function, which does seem to be standard.
> It's clear how to do this using /etc/fstab, but
> as shown above, I don't use that for now.
> Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
> While the transfers are robust, and in a
> sense everything is working, the rates are
> almost too slow to be of interest.
mount -t ext3 -o async /dev/X /disk2
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